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Energy efficiency as a key to climate action

Energy Efficiency

We face the urgent need to expand our efforts to meet the global climate goals agreed at COP21, limiting the temperature rise to 1,5 ° Celsius. Maintaining current energy needs and consumption habits will not be enough, we must find ways to save energy and, at the same time, reduce carbon emissions.

In the infinity of scenarios developed by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) to keep the temperature rise to a maximum of two degrees, energy efficiency is essential to achieve Paris' climate goals. In fact, more than 40% of the required carbon emissions reductions can be attributed to energy efficiency.

Energy efficiency has been dubbed the “first fossil fuel” by the International Energy Agency (IEA), being an economical and widely available resource, capable of saving energy and which can defocus the creation of electricity from primary energy resources. An increase in energy efficiency will reduce the demand for fossil fuels.

Its importance dictates that a radical change can be undertaken to help us consume less energy and achieve an increase in the rate of decarbonization.

Currently, buildings are responsible for 30% of global energy use and 28% of global carbon dioxide emissions. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the energy intensity per square meter in the construction sector needs to improve by 30% by 2030 to meet Paris' climate goals. New solutions, such as rock wool, provide energy efficient insulation that can help save energy and costs, while significantly reducing our negative impact on the climate.

Ultimately, limiting the rise in global temperature to 1,5 degrees Celsius is a huge challenge. We must act quickly to achieve our climate goals before it is too late. Fortunately, building materials with this expertise can serve as an effective solution to accelerate our efforts.


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